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August 2013

What happened to Roxie Writer? Vanished seeking chaos. Once evolved editor and grown-up ghostwriter, I’m pursuing publishing in a new way: my own company! Join me as I journey into the craziness.

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May 3 2012

Time for an update, certainly a change in picture…old man winter blew past with barely a common cold!

Spring skipped a beat and now we’re facing days fast approaching summer temps. New on the agenda, a tell all about my work. Well, not exactly, for the bulk of my writing is ghostwriting and nondisclosure agreements keep me from going into specifics.

But, I’m beginning a new series about my work, join me – Ghostwriting 101: The Challenge is in the Secret 

others articles in this series:

Ghostwriting: WTW

Ghostwriting: championing serious money 

Ghostwriting – Candy Networks

And I’m dishing about blogging over at Law Reigns site – come on over, we’d love to hear your thoughts…Carving Out Your Niche

Happy New Year! Welcome 2012…

The beginning of the year marks another milestone, but it also marks a change for me. I’ve filtered my time and wrestled with a few things, not creating new year’s resolutions, for to do that would be setting myself up for more grief than accomplishments. No, this first week in January, I’ve looked at my commitments and where I spend my time, something I usually attempt in the spring, around my birthday. Then I call it reviewing my goals.

So in the spirit of the new year, I reviewed my goals and made a decision to step aside as leader of a writing critique group.  Last week, when I announced that it would be my last meeting as facilitator, they offered me lovely parting gifts! I had to remind them that my plan is to keep attending, and there are no take-backs on the wine and gift card. ;)

And speaking of gifts, I’m looking forward to February, when I sit on a panel with a couple other fine writers and we judge a short story competition. The students will be competing for prize money, but the honor of choosing the winner will be ours.

March is, so far, quiet…shhhh. The ghostwriting project continues, marking a year in February, and I’m thrilled to report that all involved are still as excited. That’s evidence of a good team, when everyone is still getting along :). Other than a few glitches, we’re right on schedule.

In April, I am presiding as poet-in-residence at a junior college. I’m pretty excited about presenting an in-depth forum on the creative process, sharing my latest poems, and hearing some of the students’ works.

Sprinkled throughout will be trips here and there with a giant reunion scheduled for summertime. Never too early to begin choosing outfits, LOL. Other than that, I’ll fixing my own fiction pieces, and lending my editing pen to a few projects as freelancer.

I don’t even want to look at the calendar after June, craziness ensues as fall approaches. But, that’s not now. At this point, I’m thrilled to be in a routine again. I’ve brought back the Spotlight and added a new page, Top Twos-day, and vowed to stop treating facebook and twitter like step-children. They’ll be more posts, and I plan to play nice with more peeps to find some new friends, or followers as the case may be.

 No, these don’t sound like new year’s resolutions, nuh -uh, they really don’t. ;)

namaste

Roxie

 

About me (2009)

I enjoy staying in the background and letting others shine, assisting whatever needs arise, and trying not to become overwhelmed by the competitive spirit of the world. I grew up in a family printing and publishing business, learning as much as my young mind could tuck away about customer service, marketing, graphic art, and offset printing.

Although I didn’t fall into the biz, I did stumble back to it as a freelancer and have for the last 25 + years. Okay, the plus is vague, but who needs to count years, right?

Through it all I’ve kept a brag book. I apologize ahead of time; it’s not a slideshow of family vacations, but almost as boring:

  • researching, writing, and editing – articles, K-12 curriculum, students’ book reviews, brochures, e-manuals and print manuals;
  • designing and promoting – advertising campaigns, fund-raising events, and weekly posts online and in print;
  • changing gears to write children’s through adult – poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and self-help pieces…to be continued!

 

About this blog

This blog began as an attempt to encourage others: a place for newbies to find venues where they may submit their work without entry or reading fees. It has developed into a site for poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and vignette writers, artists and illustrators, songwriters, and others to discover little-known submission avenues. There is also a spotlight page to highlight individuals who share struggles and successes through a brief Q & A format. Stop by often, I love company!

  Read my interview over at Figments of a Dutchess

 

83 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2013 6:48 pm

    Greetings from a land far away Roxie,
    I really enjoyed reading through your blog and admire that you are trying to create a place where people can express themselves creatively. Great idea,Take great care and wishing you all the best on your life’s journey.
    God bless

  2. January 6, 2013 2:57 pm

    Hello Roxie,

    Happy New Year to you. May 2013 bring you more love, happiness, and success. Thank you for keep following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint.

    Many blessings and much love to you.. :-)

    Subhan Zein

    • January 10, 2013 8:43 pm

      Hi Subhan, thank you! yes, your blog is wonderful, never, ever disappointing ;). I really appreciate your companionship, too! HUGS

      • January 11, 2013 1:05 am

        Hi Roxie, thank you very much for your kind words. You are one generous soul. May happiness and love be with you, as always. :-)

  3. December 28, 2012 12:55 pm

    Hi Roxie, As I meet new bloggers, I am always impressed by the creative blogs I see around me, and for that reason I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Enjoy it as a compliment. http://wp.me/p2jC53-136 Marsha :)

  4. November 8, 2012 7:29 pm

    Very cool Roxie! I like what you’re doing.

  5. September 9, 2012 3:49 pm

    Your cat? caught my eye..my kitty is black w/ the same markings on her chest.. only wears her hair longer :-) quite a resemblance. Enjoyed your blog.. will stop by again. CC

    • September 27, 2012 3:13 pm

      Yes…love that must be kitty cousins ;)
      thanks for stopping by, please come back often, I love company!
      namaste

  6. September 2, 2012 2:33 pm

    Hi! I love your blog and I nominated you for the Booker Award.
    You do not have to participate but thought you should know 8). http://realwomanshealth.wordpress.com/2012/09/02/booker/
    Katie

  7. August 7, 2012 2:41 pm

    Hi Roxie. I love your blog. You have a busy life. I have been writing for fifty years not seriously just for fun. But I’m interested in the Paranormal and a lot of my poems reflect my interest. It’s great when my work is liked. Thank you for liking ‘The lorry’ I hope we can keep in touch. I’m in the process of writing A Ghost story stage play. Best Wishes, Malctg. The Foureyed Poet

    • August 7, 2012 3:02 pm

      Aw, hey, it’s a passion, so I”m thrilled to be doing what I love. I shall keep in touch, malctg, or if I may call you TFP? Good luck with your writing, it’s very good, can’t wait to read more ;)

  8. August 5, 2012 4:21 pm

    I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! The instructions for the award can be found http://realwomanshealth.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/thank-you/

    • August 6, 2012 12:23 am

      thank you so much Katie, I am humbled and honored! :)

  9. July 31, 2012 3:04 am

    Roxie, thank you for stopping by and liking my blog. I look forward to gaining insight through your writing.

    Take care,

    Ivon

    • July 31, 2012 1:39 pm

      Hey Ivon, Thanks so much! Come on back anytime, I enjoy company :)

  10. July 24, 2012 2:04 pm

    Hi Roxie,

    I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! You can get all the information here:

    http://byamandaleigh.com/2012/07/24/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    and remember… Spread the love!

  11. July 24, 2012 2:03 pm

    Hi Roxie,

    I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the Word Bloggers Award! You can get all the information here:

    http://byamandaleigh.com/2012/07/24/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    and remember… Spread the love!

    • July 24, 2012 8:58 pm

      thanks Amanda…very sweet and humbled by your nomination!

  12. July 21, 2012 1:26 pm

    Hi Roxie- Thank you for following my blog. Time seems to be compressed lately. I awake today feeling so grateful for my life and all its’ blessings. Blog-pals are important to me.

    • July 22, 2012 11:46 am

      Hey Margaret, glad you stopped by…blog pals are very important, and I am very thrilled to hang out with you, too!
      namaste

  13. July 10, 2012 12:33 pm

    Many thanks for stopping by William the cat’s blog, Roxie! He enjoyed your comments and I hope you will comment again, even on non-feline subjects :)

    • July 10, 2012 12:35 pm

      absolutely, just followed, so expect many happy returns ;)

  14. June 26, 2012 4:27 pm

    Thanks for popping by and following my blog Roxie! Have a fantastic day and be well! :)

  15. June 25, 2012 2:49 am

    THANKS for subscribing to my “pun-ny” photoblog and leaving a couple of “likes”! I hope I can bring you a smile (or at least a groan) every weekday!
    –John R.: http://TheDailyGraff.com

    • June 25, 2012 11:17 pm

      yay! yes, very ‘puny’ and I’m enjoying it, thanks for stopping by, come on back anytime, I love company! ;)

  16. June 16, 2012 9:05 am

    Hello Roxie,

    You have a nice blog up here. Please keep spreading the joy! :-)

    Thank you very much for following my blog. I hope I don’t disappoint you and that your visits in my blog have been and will always be a joyful ride. :-)

    Thank you again and lovely day to you! :-)

    Subhan Zein

    • June 16, 2012 11:45 am

      thanks Subhan! Glad to hear that you’re enjoying your visits, I love company, thanks so much for hanging around. BTW I am enjoying your blog – very joyful :)
      namaste

  17. onlinefunland permalink
    June 12, 2012 12:20 pm

    Hi !
    I am here to inform you that YOU are nominated for one Award !:D
    CONGRATULATIONS !
    Please Visit and See it NOW:D
    http://onlinefunland.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/reader-appreciation-award/

    • June 13, 2012 10:53 pm

      thanks funland! am honored…will check it out! :)

  18. May 28, 2012 5:04 am

    Thanks for letting me discover your great blog, Roxie.
    I’m glad to know of your concern for writers.
    Keep up the good work.
    See you around. ;)

    • May 28, 2012 12:07 pm

      The honor is mine, Chito. Appreciate your kinds words and visit. Namaste :)

  19. May 24, 2012 3:11 am

    I look forward to following your blog as a fellow writer. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far!

    • May 24, 2012 3:11 pm

      I am honored, thank you. Love company, hope you can visit often :)

  20. May 24, 2012 2:17 am

    Hi Roxie! Thanks for following my blog! I appreciate the likes too!

    • May 24, 2012 3:47 pm

      glad to, and what a discovery…I look forward to reading more :) appreciate your visit
      namaste

  21. Francina permalink
    May 23, 2012 2:35 pm

    Thank you for visiting my blog, and by doing so give me the chance to read yours.

    Ciao, Francina

    • May 23, 2012 11:15 pm

      namaste, Francina, glad you visited mine too :) come on back anytime, I love company!

  22. May 23, 2012 2:23 am

    Welcome. Thanks visit my blog.

    • May 23, 2012 11:12 pm

      and I thankyouverymuch for coming over to my blog casa :)

  23. May 18, 2012 10:10 pm

    Some glitch in the post / reader – only an error page – so wandered over here. Enjoyed finding out more about you. Think I’ll just stare at the stream picture a bit and dream ( hope you are enjoying vacation!)

    • May 18, 2012 10:46 pm

      Yeah, sorry about that…the video did show up so I removed the post…thanks for hanging out with me :)

  24. May 14, 2012 3:25 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking it!

    • May 14, 2012 9:14 pm

      Hey Darlene,
      Thank you! Very sweet of you to swing by to check mine out :)
      namaste

  25. May 3, 2012 1:34 am

    Hello, Roxie – I saw that you stopped-by my blog the other day…thank you for visiting and for letting me know you were there. :)

  26. April 18, 2012 8:28 pm

    Hi Roxie,

    I’ve passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to your site, because I really enjoy your writing. Feel free to accept or decline the award :) You can check our site for the details: http://cecileswriters.wordpress.com/2012/04/18/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Cheers,

    Cecile

    • April 19, 2012 7:22 pm

      Thankyouverymuch Cecile, what an honor! ;)
      namaste,
      Roxie

  27. April 12, 2012 8:16 pm

    Nice blog.

  28. April 4, 2012 1:10 am

    Roxie, i’m enjoying the jazz…Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope your week treats you very well.

    Kathryn

    • April 4, 2012 1:16 am

      Thank you Kathryn! Loved your blog too, appreciate you stopping by mine to leave a trail of your thoughts :)
      namaste

  29. April 3, 2012 11:57 pm

    Oh, thank you for stopping by and liking my poem! I am so happy to see your blog. What a great idea. This is a wonderful resource. :-)

    • April 4, 2012 12:25 am

      you are most welcome, thanks for returning the favor…really enjoyed your work, I’ll be back! I appreciate your kind words about my blog ;)

  30. March 30, 2012 4:34 am

    Hello Roxie, I’m so glad you stopped by my blog and I was redirected here.

    • March 30, 2012 10:33 am

      my pleasure…great site you have, thanks for stopping by. Come on back anytime :)

  31. March 23, 2012 6:46 pm

    hahah – I love that last question about agents – wouldn’t that be nice? I should have been an agent. They seem to be much more in demand than writers these days.

    • March 23, 2012 9:41 pm

      glad you caught the humor, yeah, we need to shift over to that sphere! :)

  32. February 16, 2012 12:50 pm

    this blog is a great idea. a place for creative people. thanks.

    • February 17, 2012 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Angela – love yours too, especially the variety, science lessons rock! ;)

  33. Blood-Ink-Diary permalink
    January 28, 2012 12:09 am

    Roxie, thank you for a lovely comment on my blog – through which I have (now) discovered yours! What a humble spirit you have! Thanks for compiling brilliant material on your blog. Keep in touch! Cheers…

    • January 29, 2012 1:58 pm

      Thank you, Shaheen! You are an amazing writer – and I am truly honored to have an opportunity to share through my blog. :) namaste

  34. Kim permalink
    February 15, 2011 2:57 am

    love the picture! And great interview from Nov. Can’t wait to hear some of those works at critique group.

    • February 15, 2011 3:08 pm

      One of my fav pics from a nearby lake, thanks for the comps about the interview…so many writers with great stories to tell!
      Right! Well, they still need work, lol, you guys are a fab critique group – I want it jess-right ;) before I let you seasoned folk here some of them!

  35. January 27, 2011 5:35 pm

    Ah, you came by, well I must say Mar, you got more out of me when you flipped the spotlight, hehehe…do you mind if I add a link from your site?

    • January 27, 2011 5:38 pm

      You mean to Figments of a Dutchess? Of course I wouldn’t mind :D

      • January 27, 2011 5:50 pm

        Yes ma’am! I’ve been weeding thru my email, thanks for sending the link for your FB page ~ I LIKE it! he he!

  36. January 27, 2011 5:29 pm

    Roxie, you did it my friend! *hugs*
    Wonderful text, I enjoyed reading it.
    And you’re doing marvelous work here.
    Glad to read more about Roxie Who ;)

  37. Kim permalink
    January 26, 2011 10:08 pm

    Thank you for posting so many opportunities for writers – can’t imagine the research you do! But it’s time for you to come out of the background and shine, my friend! ;-)

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